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www.it-ebooks.info Windows VistaFOR DUMmIES by Andy Rathbone www.it-ebooks.info ‰ www.it-ebooks.info Windows VistaFOR DUMmIES www.it-ebooks.info ‰ www.it-ebooks.info Windows VistaFOR DUMmIES by Andy Rathbone www.it-ebooks.info ‰ Windows Vista™ For Dummies® Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc 111 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774 www.wiley.com Copyright © 2007 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Published simultaneously in Canada No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except as permitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 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articles for various techie publications before moving to computer books in 1992 He’s written the Windows For Dummies series, Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies, TiVo For Dummies, PCs: The Missing Manual, and many other computer books Today, he has more than 15 million copies of his books in print, and they’ve been translated into more than 30 languages You can reach Andy at his Web site, www.andyrathbone.com www.it-ebooks.info www.it-ebooks.info Author’s Acknowledgments Special thanks to Dan Gookin, Matt Wagner, Tina Rathbone, Steve Hayes, Kelly Ewing, Colleen Totz, Dave Diamond, Joyce Nielsen, Kristie Rees, Jodi Jensen, and Amanda Foxworth Thanks also to all the folks I never meet in editorial, sales, marketing, proofreading, layout, graphics, and manufacturing who work hard to bring you this book www.it-ebooks.info 398 Windows Vista For Dummies margins, printing, 137 maximize button, 48 maximizing windows, 65–66 Media Center, 24 description, 14 initial run, 300 introduction, 299 Music menu, 300 PC hooked to TV, 301 Pictures + Videos menu, 300 remote control, 301 Tasks menu, 300 Tools menu, 300 TV and Movies menu, 300 TV signal, 299 TV tuner, 299, 302 video with TV-Out port, 299 Xbox, 301 Media Player See also library, Media Player Burn button, 285 burning music CDs, 294–295 cookies, 288 copy protection, 287 copying CDs to hard drive, 292–294 copying to MP3 player, 295–296 Custom, 280 Display Media Information, 288 downloaded music, 282 Express, 280 Internet radio, 290 Library button, 283, 284 monitoring, 282 Music category, 283 new version, 14 Now Playing, 284 online stores, 297–299 Other category, 284 Pictures category, 283 played items, adding, 282 playing CDs, 285–287 playing DVDs, 287 playing MP3s, 290 playing TV shows, 288–289 playing videos, 288–289 playing WMAs, 290 playlists, 291–292 privacy, 288 Recorded TV category, 284 Rip button, 284 ripped music, 282 Save File and URL History in the Player, 288 searches, 280–281 Send Unique Player ID to Content Providers, 288 Sync button, 285 tags, 282 toolbar, 42 Update Music Files, 288 URGE, 285 Video category, 284 memory card readers Computer window, 71 copying photos with, 307 description, 92 memory cards, 92 memory, upgrades, 17 menu bar grayed out options, 52 keyboard, 53 viewing, 52 menus, hidden, 342, 375 messages Activate Windows now, 345–346 Check your computer security, 346 Do you want to get the latest online content when you search Help? message, 346–347 Do you want to install (or run) this file?, 347 Do you want to save changes?, 348 Do you want to turn AutoComplete on?, 348 Installing device driver software, 349 permission messages, 189–191 The publisher could not be verified, 349–350 Video card does not meet minimum requirements, 350 Windows cannot open this file, 350–351 Windows needs your permission to continue, 351 You don’t currently have permission to access this folder, 352 microwave ovens, wireless networks, 271 minimize button, 48 minimizing windows, 39 missing files from desktop, 339 www.it-ebooks.info Index Mobile PC, Control Panel, 234 modem Hardware and Sound, 228 IE setup, 150 monitor cleaning, 248 screen resolution, 170 second monitor, 218 mouse cleaning, 247–248 drag and drop, 50 Hardware and Sound, 226–227 switching buttons, 226 troubleshooting, 339–340 Movie Maker Audio Video Interleaved, 323 AutoMovie, 320 Collections pane, 325 edit movie, 325–328 importing video, 322–325 introduction, 320 music, importing, 322–325 pictures, importing, 322–325 playback window, 325 saving movie, 328–329 saving to DVD, 329–330 Storyboard, 325 timeline, 326 Windows Media Video (one file per scene), 323 Windows Media Video (single file), 323 movies, buying online, 297–299 moving shortcuts, 107 between Web pages, Internet Explorer, 155–158 windows, 65 moving information to new PC See also data transfer MP3 players Computer window, 71 copying music to, 295–296 iPod, 374 MP3s, playing in Media Player, 290 MSHOME workgroup, 266 music buying online, 297–299 CDs, burning, 294–295 downloaded, 282 iPod, 374 Music folder, 48, 73 Music, Media Center, 300 My Documents folder See also Documents folder My Music folder See also Music folder My Pictures folder See also Pictures folder •N• naming documents, 102 folders, 79 folders, characters, 80 Navigation Pane Computer window, 70 customization, 56 Favorite Links, 55 Folders, 56 introduction, 54–55 Photo Gallery, 308 Navigation pane button, 48 Network and Internet, Control Panel, 219–220 Network and Sharing Center files sharing, 272 printer sharing, 274–275 network location, Computer window, 71 networks See also wireless networks adapter, 260, 263 cables, 260, 263 crossover cables, 263 Ethernet cable, 263 Fast Ethernet cable, 263 installation, 264–267 introduction, 259 100BaseT cable, 263 routers, 260, 261, 264 searches, 128 setup, 262–267 shared folders, 267 shared folders, deleting, 274 sharing printers, 274–275 transferring information, 354 troubleshooting, 276 Windows Easy Transfer, 357 wireless adapter, 261 www.it-ebooks.info 399 400 Windows Vista For Dummies networks (continued) wireless compared to wired, 262 workgroups, 266 New Toolbar, 43 Next button, dialog boxes, 59 notification area, taskbar, 40 •O• OK button, dialog boxes, 59 old computer, disposing of, 363–364 online stores music, 282 music, buying, 297–299 video, 282 open windows, finding, 378–379 opening document with different program, 102–105 documents, 99–101 documents, no program offered, 105–106 folders, 76–77 operating system, option buttons, dialog boxes, 60 Organize button, toolbar, 54 Outbox, Windows Mail, 172 •P• Page button, Internet Explorer, 158 Page Setup dialog box headers/footers, 136 introduction, 135 margins, 137 orientation, 136 paper size, 135 paper source, 135 printer selection, 137 paper for printer, 143, 319 paragraphs, selecting, 110 Parental Controls, 203–206, 253, 375 passwords case-sensitivity, 27 forgotten, retrieving, 338 hints, 27 IE setup, 150 setup, 25–27, 256–258 sharing folders, 273 stop asking, 26 tips, 258 Paste, 108 pasting Paste command, 108 text, 111–112 paths, 76 PC, disposing of old, 363–364 PC upgrades, video, 16 performance, visual effects, 241 permission messages introduction, 189–191 Microsoft recommendations, 373–374 turning off, 333–334 Personalize Windows, 24 phishing, 13, 200–202 phone options, Hardware and Sound, 228 Photo Gallery Adjust Exposure, 312–313 All Pictures and Videos, 308 Brightness, 312–313 browsing photos, 307–310 color, 312–313 Color Temperature, 313 Contrast, 312–313 Crop Picture tool, 313–315 cropping photos, 313–315 Date Taken, 308 deleting photos, 308 e-mailing photos, 317–318 exposure, 312–313 Fix button, 311 Fix Red Eye tool, 316 fixing photos, 311–317 Folders, 308 Navigation Pane, 308 organizing photos, 310 Ratings, 308 Recently Imported, 308 red eye removal, 315–316 rotating photos, 317 slide shows, 310–311 Tags, 308 Tint, 313 Photo Gallery Viewer, opening, 307 photo paper for printer, 143 www.it-ebooks.info Index Photo Printing Wizard, 318–320 photos See also pictures color, 312–313 copying to CD/DVD, 316 copying to computer, 304–307 copying to computer, memory card reader, 307 cropping, 313–315 e-mailing, 317–318 exposure, 312–313 fixing, 311–317 importing, 305 importing, erasing after, 306 printing, 318–320 red eye, removing, 315–316 rotating, 306, 317 searches, 127 tagging, 305 physically challenged users, 22, 232–234 pictures See also photos importing, 305 user accounts, 255–256 Pictures folder, 48, 73 Pictures + Videos, Media Center, 300 playing CDs in Media Player, 285–287 playing DVDs in Media Player, 287 playing MP3s in Media Player, 290 playing music in Media Player, 290 playing TV shows in Media Player, 288–289 playing video in Media Player, 288–289 playing WMAs in Media Player, 290 playlists, Media Player, 291–292 plug-ins Adobe Acrobat Reader, 163 introduction, 162 Macromedia Flash/Shockwave, 163 QuickTime, 163 RealPlayer, 163 removing, 168–169 pop-ups, blocking, 155 portable hard drives backups, 239 transferring information, 354 power button, 244–245 Power Options, 237, 245 power-saving mode, 245 presentation settings, laptops, 382 Preview pane button, 48 Previous Versions properties, 85 Print button, Internet Explorer, 158 Print dialog box number of copies, 138 page range, 138 preferences, 138 printer selection, 138 printer settings, 137 Print Pictures window, 319–320 Print Preview, 134, 140 Print Queue, canceling print job, 139 Print Screen key, 380 Printer icon, canceling print job, 139 printers adding, 224–226 junk paper, 143 labels, 143 letter quality paper, 143 photo paper, 143 removing, 225 selecting for printing, 137 sharing, 274–275 transparencies, 143 troubleshooting, 143–144, 343–344 printing address book, 141 canceling print job, 139 contacts, 141 envelopes, 136 headers/footers, 136 margins, 137 number of copies, 138, 319 orientation, 136 page range, 138 paper size, 135, 319 paper source, 135 photos, 318–320 preferences, 138 printer selection, 137, 138, 319 screen, 380 Web pages, 140–141 WYSIWYG, 135 privacy, Media Player, 288 programs adding new, 231 frozen, 340 installation programs, 230 no program offered when opening, 105–106 opening files with different, 102–106 starting, 97–99 www.it-ebooks.info 401 402 Windows Vista For Dummies Programs, Control Panel adding new, 231 add/remove Windows Vista parts, 231–232 changing program settings, 229–231 removing programs, 229–231 properties files, 84–87 folders, 84–87 Public folder, sharing, 273 Public Folder Sharing area, 272 The publisher could not be verified message, 349–350 •Q• Quick Launch toolbar starting programs, 99 taskbar, 42 QuickTime, 163, 298 •R• RealPlayer, 163 Recycle Bin bypassing, 32 deleting from, 31 description, 28 Empty, 31 introduction, 21 sending to, 31 sorting in, 31 red eye removal, photos, 315–316 regional and language options, Control Panel, 220 Register Windows Online, 24 remote control, Media Center, 301 Remote Settings, System window, 242 removable storage, Computer window, 71 renaming, files/folders, 80 resizing, windows, 66–67 Restart option, 45 restoring, deleted files, 336–337 retrieving forgotten passwords, 338 retrieving previous versions of files, 337–338 ripping music CDs to hard drive, 292–294 iPod, 374 Media Player, 282 rotating photos, 306 routers networks, 260, 264 wireless networks, setup, 267–268 RSS Feed button, Internet Explorer, 158 RSS feeds, IE, 13 Rule of Thirds, cropping photos, 314 running for first time, 24 •S• Save As command, Save command, 101 Save command, 101–102 Saved Games folder, 74 saving documents, 101–102 media, 167 pictures from Web pages, 165–166 searches, 129 text from Web pages, 165 Web pages, 164–165 scanners, Hardware and Sound, 226–227 scrap paper for printer, 143 screen, printing, 380 screen resolution Appearance and Personalization, 217–219 Web pages, 170 screen saver, 215–216 scroll arrow, 48 scroll bar, 57–58 scroll box introduction, 48 scroll bar, 57–58 Search box Address Bar, 51 introduction, 48 Search command comparison, 129–130 searches, 121–123 Search command, Search box comparison, 129–130 search engines, 160, 162 Search menu Computer, 35 Connect To, 35 Control Panel, 35 default programs, 35 www.it-ebooks.info Index Help and Support, 35 Lock, 35 Network, 35 Sleep/Power, 35 searches e-mail, 183–185 files, 123–125 folders, 123–125 Help, 366 IE, 13 improvements, 14–15 indexes, 130–132 Internet, 128, 160–162 Internet Explorer, 160–162 Media Player library, 280–281 Media Player, URGE, 297 networks, 128 photos, 127 saving, 129 Search box, 121–123 Searches folder, 74 second monitor, 218 security See also Security Center add-ons, 198–200 BitLocker, 205 firewall, 193–194 hijackers, 198–200 Internet Explorer security zones, 197 log on, 377 Media Player, 288 parasites, 202–203 parental controls, 203–206 passwords, 256–258 phishing scams, 200–202 spyware, 202–203 viruses, 196–197 Windows Defender, 202–203 Windows Update settings, 195–196 wireless networks, 268, 269 Security category, Control Panel, 212 Security Center Automatic Updating, 192 Firewall, 191 Malware protection, 192 Other Security Settings, 192 Restore Settings, 192 Windows Defender, 202–203 Security properties, 85 selecting items characters, 110 clicking, 49 documents, 110 files, 109 files, multiple, 81 folders, 109 folders, multiple, 81 letters, 110 lines of text, 110 paragraphs, 110 text, 109 words, 110 Sent Items, Windows Mail, 172 Service Set Identifier (SSID), 269 Share button, toolbar, 54 shared documents, networks, 267 shared folders, networks, 267 sharing folders passwords, 273 Public Folder Sharing area, 272 sharing printers, 274–275 shortcuts burning CDs/DVDs, 107 Control Panel items, 107 disk drives, 107 documents, 107 folders, 107 introduction, 106 moving, 107 Start menu, 99 Start menu items, 107 starting programs, 98 Web sites, 107 Shoutcast, 290 shutting down, 46 Sidebar, 27, 44 signal strength, wireless networks, 269, 270 sizing, windows, 66–67 Sleep option, 46 Sleep/Power option, 45 slide shows, Photo Gallery rotating photos, 311 starting, 310 Themes, 310 slide shows, Windows DVD Maker, 329–330 sliding controls, dialog boxes, 64 SomaFM, 290 www.it-ebooks.info 403 404 Windows Vista For Dummies sorting files, 125–127 spam, 187–188 speaker, taskbar, 40 SSID (Service Set Identifier), 269 stacking, files, 125–127 Standard account description, 250 privileges, 379 problems with, 254 Start button All Programs, 33 changes, 32 Documents folder, 33 Music folder, 33 Pictures folder, 33 Start menu customizing, 36–37 description, 27 Documents folder, 34 e-mail, 34 games, 34 icons, adding, 37 icons, deleting, 37 Internet Explorer, 34 introduction, 21 Mail, 34 Music folder, 34 Pictures folder, 34 program icon, adding, 37 Recent items, 34 recently used programs, 34 Search, 34 search box, 34 shortcuts, 99, 107 starting program from, 35–36 username, 34 starting programs automatically, 36 Documents folder, 98 Quick Launch toolbar, 99 shortcuts, 98 Start menu, 97 from Start menu, 35–36 startup Administrator account, 22 Guest account, 22 store, Internet as, 148 streaming video, 289 stretched background, 30 subdirectories See also folders Subject box, Windows Mail, sending e-mail, 178 Switch to Folders view button, 48 Switch User option, 45 switching between users, 253–255 Sync Center, laptops, 382 System and Maintenance category, Control Panel Administrative Tools, 237 Backup and Restore Center, 236 overview, 212 Power Options, 237 System option, 236 System window, 242 Windows Update, 237 System Protection, System window, 242 System Restore restore point creation, 236, 336 restore points, 334 restore points, returning to, 335 restore points, viruses, 335 System, System window, 242 System window Advanced System Settings, 242 Computer Name and Workgroup, 242 Device Manager, 242 Remote Settings, 242 System, 242 System Protection, 242 Windows Activation, 242 Windows Version, 242 •T• tabbed browsing, IE, 13 Table of Contents, Help and Support, 368 tags, Media Player songs, 282 tags, photos, 305 task pane See also toolbar taskbar active window, 38 Address toolbar, 42 arrows, 40 auto-hide, 41 www.it-ebooks.info Index blank portion, 40 clock, 40 closing windows, 38 description, 27 Desktop toolbar, 42 finding, 378 group buttons, 41 icons, 40 keep on top, 41 Links toolbar, 42 locking, 41 minimizing windows, 39 New Toolbar, 43 notification area, 40 Quick Launch toolbar, 42 speaker, 40 thumbnails of programs, 38 wandering, 378 Windows Media Player toolbar, 42 Windows Previews, 42 Tasks, Media Center, 300 text copying, 110–111 cutting, 110–111 pasting, 111–112 selecting, 109 text boxes, dialog boxes, 60–61 Theme Settings dialog box, 216–217 themes, 216–217 thumbdrives, AutoPlay, 75 tiled background, 30 tiling windows, 67 time waster, Internet as, 148 Tint settings, photos, 313 title bar double-clicking, 50 highlighted, 50 introduction, 48 maximize button, 50 maximizing windows, 65–66 minimize button, 50 moving, 50 Notepad, 49 WordPad, 49 To box, Windows Mail, sending e-mail, 178 toolbar Burn button, 54 Help button, 54 Internet Explorer, 157 introduction, 48 Organize button, 54 overview, 53 Share button, 54 Views button, 54 Tools button, Internet Explorer, 158 Tools, Media Center, 300 Transfer Files and Settings, 24 transferring information between PCs See also data transfer transparencies for printer, 143 tree metaphor, 74 troubleshooting mouse, 339–340 networks, 276 printer, 143–144, 343–344 Troubleshooting, Help and Support, 368, 369–370 turning on/off turning on/off PC, 376 from Welcome screen, 22 TV and Movies, Media Center, 300 TV shows, playing in Media Player, 288–289 •U• Undo (Ctrl-Z), 112 unsecured networks, wireless networks, 271 Upgrading & Fixing PCs For Dummies, 262 upgrading to Windows Vista, checklist, 387–388 URGE, 297–299 USB port, camera cabling, 304 USB thumbdrives, AutoPlay, 75 User Account folder, 73 user accounts account type, 253 Administrator, 250 changing, 253 deleting, 253 Fast User Switching, 254 Guest, 250 introduction, 23–25 name change, 253 Parental Controls, 253 passwords, 25–27, 253 picture, 253, 255–256 www.it-ebooks.info 405 406 Windows Vista For Dummies user accounts (continued) setup, 252 Standard, 250 switching between users, 253–255 Windows Easy Transfer, 359 User Accounts and Family Safety, Control Panel, 212 username, IE setup, 150 •V• versions of Vista, 18–19 vertical scroll bar, 48 video downloaded, 282 importing, Movie Maker, 322–325 playing in Media Player, 288–289 screen size, 289 streaming, 289 upgrades, 16 video capture card, 322 Video card does not meet minimum requirements message, 350 Videos folder, 74 View Computer Details, 24 Views button, toolbar, overview, 54 viruses antivirus programs, 196 restore points, 335 visual effects, performance, 241 volume, laptops, 382 •W• WAPs (Wireless Access Points), 268 Web pages downloading programs/files, 166–167 fit to screen, 170 moving between, Internet Explorer and, 155–158 Print Preview, 140 printing, 140–141 saving, 164–165 saving pictures, 165–166 saving text, 165 troubleshooting, 168 typing address in Internet Explorer Address box, 157 Web sites, shortcuts, 107 Welcome Center Add New Users, 24 Back Up and Restore Center, 24 Connect to the Internet, 24 Control Panel, 24 Ease of Access Center, 24 Personalize Windows, 24 Register Windows Online, 24 Transfer Files and Settings, 24 View Computer Details, 24 What’s New in Windows Vista, 24 Windows Anytime Upgrade, 24 Windows Basics, 24 Windows Media Center, 24 Windows Ultimate Extras, 24 Windows Vista Demos, 24 Welcome screen Administrator account, 22 Guest account, 22 What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), 135 What’s New?, Help and Support, 368 What’s New in Windows Vista, 24 Winamp, 290, 298 windows active window, 65 Address Bar, 48 Alt+Tab (cycling through windows), 66 close button, 48 closing, 66 finding, 119–120 Help button, 48 lining up, 379 lost, 119–120 maximize button, 48 maximizing, 65–66 minimize button, 48 minimizing, 39 moving, 65 Navigation pane button, 48 open, finding, 378–379 opening to same size all the time, 67–68 Preview pane button, 48 resizing, 66–67 scroll arrow, 48 scroll box, 48 Search box, 48 www.it-ebooks.info Index side by side viewing, 67 sizing, 66–67 Switch to Folders view button, 48 tiling, 67 title bar, 48 toolbar, 48 vertical scroll bar, 48 viewing side by side, 67 Windows Activation, System window, 242 Windows Anytime Upgrade, 24 Windows Basics Help and Support, 367 introduction, 24 Windows cannot open this file message, 350–351 Windows Defender, Security Center, 202–203 Windows DVD Maker, 329–330 Windows Easy Transfer cable, 354, 357 CDs, 357, 360 copying to old PC, 353 Direct Network Connection, 360 DVDs, 357, 360 files, 359 introduction, 353 key, 359 network connection, 357, 358, 360 portable hard drive, 358, 360 removable media, 357 USB flash drive, 358, 360 user accounts, 359 Windows Firewall, settings, 193–194 Windows Mail account setup, 174–177 America Online mail, 175 composing e-mail, 177–179 contacts, 185–187 Contacts folder, 178 Deleted Items, 172–173 Drafts, 173 Google Gmail, 175 IMAP setting, 175 Inbox, 172 introduction, 171 Junk E-mail, 173 Outbox, 172 photos, 317–318 POP3 setting, 175 reading e-mail, 179–182 receiving attachments, 182–183 searches, 183–185 sending attachments, 182–183 sending e-mail, 177–179 Sent Items, 172 spam, 187–188 Yahoo! mail, 175 Windows Media Video (one file per scene), 323 Windows Media Video (single file), 323 Windows needs your permission to continue message, 351 Windows Online Help, Help and Support, 367 Windows Previews, taskbar, 42 Windows Ultimate Extras, 24 Windows Update description, 237 settings, 195–196 Windows, version, 380 Windows Version, System window, 242 Windows Vista Backup, 10 Business, 18 Enterprise, 18 first time running, 24 Home Basic, 18 Home Premium, 18 Internet Explorer, 12–13 introduction, 9–11 look like XP, 17–18 name origin, 10 older programs, 341–342 reasons to switch, 11–16 searches, 10 security, 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